I have finished the Style Arc Ann T, the freebie on offer when I placed my last order.
Pattern Description. This fashionable t-shirt hides a multitude of sins with side rouching, make it with long or short sleeves. (from Style Arc website)
Pattern Sizing. Size 20 - I traced this and then added a larger seam allowance for insurance which I did not need.
Did it look like the pattern photo /drawing envelope once you were done sewing with it? The illustration is a little misleading, as the gathering is not as full as in the picture.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What do you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the two toned look as suggested by the pattern picture. The neckline is very flattering as well for my figure.
Fabric Used. Main body - a beefy rayon that I had in the stash from SIL. Contrast - a linen knit from many years ago aging in the stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made? I tried using the elastic for the gathering at the sides and did not like the result so I unpicked and gathered it with 2 lines of gathering.
Would you sew it again or recommend it to others? I was not so fussed on the gathering but everybody who has seen it on me thinks it is very flattering. I love the fit of the T and had planned making it without the gathering next time.
I can see this pattern becoming a standard for sewing. The T shirt block fits my body very nicely and I plan to make more. I loved the way the band fits so nicely in the neckline.
I am happy to report that the Coverseam machine behaved beautifully the second time around and finished the top hem without a missed stitch. The top is now awaiting a press before facing the camera's.
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